On being brave (in)RealLife

by arianne

Post image for On being brave (in)RealLife

We had just moved cross-country when my world collapsed. All my formerly local friends, a good 18 hour drive away.

So as I began to rebuild that world, it was not only a new me, but it was an entirely new community (of which, I knew no one).
I wasn’t equipped yet to be social, I didn’t care to even leave the house much less leave my family’s side. It was too much too soon.

Now that pictures are on the wall and baby is born and colic is over, I know God is pushing me to reach out. To find that community here, in real life, that He has waiting in the wings.

I was an extrovert growing up, but now I’m more of an extroverted introvert. Social situations are not my friend, and I dread them, always need recovery time after them and wish they’d just email me.

And even though I’ve built an incredible online community (that I get to see in real life in just two short weeks at BlissDom – yay!!), I know that there are holes that only in the flesh, right-here-in-my-town kinda friends can fill.

So that brings me to a whole other kind of conference. Have you heard what (in)courage is doing in April? There is a worldwide meet up day happening called (in)RL where you can gather with women in your town, to connect, make friends, hang out and be awesome. Take a look:

That trailer is filled with the faces of (in)courage writers, and I’ll be in one coming up later — I can’t wait for you to see what all the (in)RL team has in store for you!  (in)courage cares deeply for you, all of you, and is hosting the most lovingly kick in the pants (consider it a “leave home and go be friendly!” gentle nudge, if kick in the pants is too much) that you’ve ever seen.

So I’m going to attend a local meet up (I’m not brave enough to host – but I bet you are! If there are no parties in your town, host one yourself!) and can’t wait to share with you all about it.

Here are the links you need for (in)RL:

(in)RL website
(in)RL Q&A
Register for (in)RL
Host an (in)RL meetup

Won’t you join us? The gorgeous things planned for these gatherings are not to be missed!

This post is a part of a progressive blog tour – today this is my jello salad course. Freaky, mysterious and a little hard to pin down – that’s me, your shy spazzy jello salad!

Be sure to check out Mary’s post from yesterday (she has an awesome eBook to help with your (in)RL party – go check it out!) and tune in tomorrow over at Heather’s blog as I send you over to her house for the virtual artichoke dip.

{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

Amber@theRunaMuck February 10, 2012 at 3:21 pm

lovey dove


Lisa-Jo @thegypsymama February 10, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Can’t wait to see you (in)RL so sooooooooon!


Kristen@Chasing Blue Skies February 10, 2012 at 7:40 pm

Holy smokes, you are totally darling. I couldn’t love you more!


Sandra March 7, 2012 at 5:30 pm

I soooo hear you on the introverted extrovert! I used to be an extrovert too and now – not so much….Being in a new city I need to push myself to get out there. I’ll check out their website!


zahnarzt Düsseldorf jameda March 13, 2015 at 8:37 am

Fabulous, what a weblog it is! This blog provides helpful facts to us, keep it up.


customized silicone wristbands March 19, 2015 at 6:24 pm

hello!,I like your writing very so much! proportion we communicate more about
your post on AOL? I need an expert in this space to resolve my problem.
Maybe that’s you! Having a look forward to see you.


turnier tischkicker March 21, 2015 at 12:37 pm

Sunday night, the New England Revolution climbed the table with a 2-1 victory
over the Chicago Fire at Gillette Stadium for a small
crowd of 12,204. Using a traditional mouse requires two kinds of movements that, when used in conjunction, prove to be uncomfortable for
people with joint pain. This was a live recording done by one of the owners of
RSD named Tyler Durden talking about the nuts and bolts of dating in a 4 day program.


m88 March 25, 2015 at 4:01 pm

Hi! I could haave ssworn I’ve visited your blog before
but after going through some of the articles I realiozed it’s
new to me. Regardless, I’m certainly happy I found it and I’ll
be bookmarking it and checking back often!


bakery story cheats March 26, 2015 at 1:36 pm

They are usually equipped with seeders, plows and sprayers.
Well, here are the top Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis cheats and hacks for your PC.
It is vital that your system for centralizing audit log trails is
robust and comprehensive.


cheat star wars commander March 26, 2015 at 5:24 pm

A few of us here at MMO Sentinel were able to test out the Commander, keep reading below to see what
we thought of our time spent with it. Combining those into a
game, regardless of franchise, would be the gaming equivalent of the
Sistine Chapel or Mona Lisa. Hope those tips are useful
when you are trying to complete all separatist missions.


m88 March 27, 2015 at 9:45 am

If you would like to grow your know-how only kewep visiting this web page and be
updated with thee most up-to-date information posted here.


mejor cuna convertible March 27, 2015 at 10:02 pm

At this time it looks like BlogEngine is the top blogging platform out there right now.
(from what I’ve read) Is that what you are using on your blog?


sbobet March 31, 2015 at 6:10 am

Excellent blog! Do you have any recommendations for aspiring writers?
I’m planning to start my own blog soin but I’m a little lost on everything.
Would you advise starting with a free platform like Wordpress or
go for a paid option? There are so may options out there that
I’m totally overwhelmed .. Any recommendations? Cheers!


Tegan March 31, 2015 at 8:12 am

I am actually happy to read this blog posts which incloudes tons oof helpful data,
thanks for providing such statistics.


cunas April 3, 2015 at 1:48 am

Hi mates, how is all, and what you desire to say concerning this
piece of writing, in my view its truly awesome designed for me.


games to play at home April 4, 2015 at 10:34 pm

Very good article! We are linking to this particularly great article on our website.
Keep up the great writing.


m88 April 6, 2015 at 5:48 am

Amazing! Itts truly amazing paragraph, I have got much clear idea on the topic
off from this paragraph.


option binary April 8, 2015 at 3:51 pm

It is believed that Japan is a key market for Binaries and provider Tradologic are reportedly
already working with the JFSA to develop a solution and criteria with which to regulate the
industry. As there are a number of binary options trading companies working in the market, you have
to be pretty careful in the selection of one of them. The binary
options brokers’ site itself provides all the necessary tools required to register oneself as an affiliate.


Dakota April 12, 2015 at 11:34 am

I don’t know whether it’s just me or if perhaps
everybody else experiencing issues with your site.
It appears like some of the written text on your content are running off the
screen. Can someone else please provide feedback and let me know if this is happening to
them as well? This might be a issue with my web browser because
I’ve had this happen previously. Many thanks


Dr. Eduard Wallstraat April 30, 2015 at 11:05 pm

Asking questions are genuinely nice thing if you are not
understanding anything totally, however this post
gives nice understanding yet.


augustine ademola diji new york May 4, 2015 at 8:49 pm

The hearing is usually without a jury unless a jury
trial is demanded. Well, if you have any idea that this thing
happens only with the third world county then you are entirely wrong because it actually happens in United States.

But, if there is a large disparity in the spouses incomes,
the Courts may award to the lower wage earner a higher percentage of the marital property.


blended learning June 1, 2015 at 8:23 pm

Magnificent beat ! I wish to apprentice whilst you amend your website, how could i subscribe for a weblog web site?
The account helped me a acceptable deal. I have been tiny bit acquainted of this your broadcast offered shiny transparent idea


moda June 25, 2015 at 4:00 am

So, it is necessary that you plan your shoe budget before buying
one. They are going to almost any extent to look good and attractive.
A new kind of wire mixed with natural fabrics,
like cotton, provided the perfect adjustment to the body.


Jackpot Grand Casino July 17, 2015 at 6:59 pm

Hey there I am so grateful I found your blog page, I really found you by error, while I was researching
on Bing for something else, Anyhow I am here now and would just like to say cheers for
a fantastic post and a all round enjoyable blog (I also love the
theme/design), I don’t have time to browse it all at the minute but I have saved it and also added in your RSS feeds,
so when I have time I will be back to read much more, Please do keep up the awesome job.


Leave a Comment

{ 1 trackback }

Previous post:

Next post: